Japanese company makes fuel by combining UCO biodiesel with waste ramen

August 16, 2021 |

In Japan, Kyodo News reports that Nishida Shoun, a local transportation firm, has extracted lard from waste ramen broth and mixed it with used cooking oil-based biodiesel to produce a fuel for running its fleet of trucks. The “tonkotsu” ramen broth is made from cooking down pork bones. The company expects to use the biodiesel in its fleet of 170 trucks from September with some already running on the fuel. Ramen producers must pay a fee to dispose of their waste broth, which gave the company’s chairman the idea for creating fuel from the waste stream.

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